Part of the CostsTeam
Tom is a Costs Draftsman at Bolt Burdon Kemp, having previously worked within costs for several years at a nationwide firm of solicitors and at specialised legal costs consultancies.
Tom studied Business Management at the University of Manchester and graduated with a 2.1 with honours. He subsequently converted to law via the GDL, before undertaking the LPC and achieving a commendation.
Tom’s enthusiasm for learning and his experience of working alongside esteemed costs experts, has developed his understanding of the statutes and case law which govern costs. Given his legal background, Tom takes an active interest in the substantive proceedings which assists in justifying/opposing the costs.
Working within costs has enabled Tom to experience a broad range of litigation from commercial disputes (such as contractual, corporate transactional and intellectual property) to negligence (such as clinical negligence, personal injury and professional negligence).
Tom endeavours to employ strategic thinking to his costs related advice so that his solicitor clients are well informed of the merits and limitations of the available strategies.